Can technological innovation reform politics

Reforming Social Discourses on Innovative Technologies: An Ordonomic Perspective

Research focus:
Organization of agricultural production

Project duration:
01.06.2020 - 30.06.2021

The agriculture and food industry will face major challenges over the next few decades. B. to create by extreme weather conditions. In addition, food for the steadily growing world population must be secured. And the European Green Deal also contributes to the fact that agriculture is facing a profound transformation that can only be implemented with innovative, efficient and sustainable technologies and processes.

However, some of these technologies are being discussed vehemently and controversially in public, which can be seen particularly in the example of green genetic engineering. The main reasons for this are moral concerns and value conflicts that have still not been effectively addressed in the debate and for which no consensus has been possible so far.

This project develops reform proposals for the public discourse, through which incentives are to be created for a more constructive, solution-oriented debate. This enables the conflicting goals to be resolved, taking into account the relevant moral values, which include aspects such as nature conservation and global nutrition.


  • Prof. Dr. Ingo Pies, Chair of Business Ethics, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg Website